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Blood Drive Scheduled

WINNSBORO, Texas — Presbyterian Hospital of Winnsboro will hold its first blood drive of 2002 on Friday, February 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the hospital’s Conference Center at 719 W. Coke Road.

Blood collected by the hospital will be used by the Stewart Regional Blood Center to serve the East Texas area.

Classic movies will be shown for donors, who will receive a free T-shirt, and refreshments will also be served.

Here are some facts about donating blood:

  • Donors now provide nearly all of the nation’s blood supply for transfusions.
  • Every three seconds, someone needs blood.
  • Approximately 40,000 units of blood (1 unit equals 1 pint) are used each day in the United States.
  • Blood centers often run short of Type O and Type B blood, and shortages of all types of blood occur during the summer and winter holidays.

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